Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth
Council and a member for Putney's
a let down the new 485 bus route has proved.
know many local people, particularly those living around the
Lower Richmond Road, were looking forward to at last having
a direct link to Barnes and Hammersmith.
a service that does not run before 9am is not much use to
students trying to get to school.
company say they will be reviewing the route. I have already
written pressing them to step up the frequency. Local campaigners
worked hard to get this route on the map - so now let's pile
on the pressure for a proper service!
Regular PutneySW15.com visitors will know the strong line
the council has taken on plans for a third runway at Heathrow.
is a real quality of life issue for Putney. Indeed when the
council polled borough residents more people responded from
SW15 than any other part of the borough. Overall
nine out of ten opposed expansion at Heathrow with Putney
people expressing the most concern.
the publication of a new consultation document including for
the first time a Gatwick option, we now have a fresh opportunity
to influence the transport secretary's thinking on this crucial
keep up with the debate visit the council's website on www.wandsworth.gov.uk/aviation.
It may be red nose day as I pen this column but it's 'orange
sack day' that's occupying the attentions of recycling staff
at the Town Hall. Monday
March 31 will see the launch of the borough's first ever single
sack collection service for recycled household waste.
turn will come later in the week on Friday and Saturday. Our
new orange-clad recycling vehicles will be out on the normal
collection days picking up orange sacks full of paper, card,
glass, cans and plastic bottles.
a much simpler way of bagging up our waste - and there's no
need to use different coloured sacks. If the orange sacks
catch on we could be on the way to doubling the amount of
waste we recycle in the borough.
If you haven't tried the Farmers Market at St Mary's Church
recently than why not pop down next Friday. Town centre manager
Louise Farshchi-Heidari tells me they've attracted some exciting
new stallholders offering a mouth-watering array of fresh
fish, meat and vegetables.
market's such a success that there's a chance it could move
Finally there's a new day for the Boat Race this year. It
takes place on Sunday April 6 at 4.30pm. The festivities run
throughout the weekend with many local bars and restaurants
hosting events as part of the Putney music festival - now
in its sixth year.
a great way to support local businesses and have some fun
at the same time!
to keeping our bills as low as is sensibly possible"....Cllr
not a council in the country that looks after its residents'
money as carefully as Wandsworth........Cllr
school, new homes and a new-look park in 2003 ......Cllr
Lister's New Year Message
week of great achievements as both the Council and many of
Putney's schools exceed in their individual grading systems.
Whilst the failure of a resident management organisation (RMO)
gives the Council concern.......Cllr
Lister is not cheered by the Queens Speech nor the Chancellor's
Lister's Diary declares war on fly posters, and draws
our attention to Connexions investment in Roehampton.
runway meeting bonfires and planning alert system.........Cllr
Lister's Diary .
of Roehampton Rec, the completion of Ashlone Wharf plus taking
up the baton for a link between the Rail station & East
Putney Tube........Cllr Lister's
impact of government housing policy, crime and news on Richmond
Cllr Lister's Diary .
Surgeries - a new ways to meet your councillor plus the Leader
expresses his concerns over the news of gun crimes in Putney
..... Cllr Lister's Diary
celebrations, the 3 star service offered by Social Services
and name change for Lavatory Gardens ...Cllr
state of the NHS in Putney and the fight against night flights
....Cllr Lister's Diary
safety - especially around schools and Neighbourhood watch
.... Cllr Lister's diary
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cheer, wharf worries and Richmond Park relief - Cllr
Lister speaks against the Dryburgh Rd plans, the threat
of closing Pen Ponds to traffic and litter.
Postal Service, Richmond Park and Council Tax changes are
all on Cllr Lister agenda.
Lister comments on the current planning furore, pigeon
mess, cctv and policing.
Lister writes on Pensioners Freedom Passes, good news
re Hotham School, development progress at Ashlone
Wharf and aircraft noise from Heathrow
visit to the Leisure Centre was less than enjoyable - see
Lister writes on the new school for the area, housing development
Lister writes on developments at the Putney School of Art
& Design, The Leisure Centre and the excellent league
results for local schools.
Colman MP for Putney speaks about current local issues